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February 20th, 2002 David Shafer (compiler) | News Stories
 

"What do you think of the Winter Olympics?

Should some sports be added or dropped?"

     
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Match the photo with the response. Answers below.


(A)
ANTHONY DELONEY, 29
High-school advisor, Northeast Portland


(B)
DUSTIN BINDREIFF, 24
Classroom assistant, Vancouver, Wash.


(C)
JOHN MENNEN, 67
Retired, Northeast Portland


(D)
MIRA BROCKELMAN, 39
Gift buyer, Southeast Portland

 

ANSWER #1: "We could do without curling. I know others might disagree, and I don't doubt that the sport requires skill, but it does seem especially boring. I'd like to see snowshoe racing in the Winter Olympics."

ANSWER #2: "If I were confined to my home I might possibly watch some of those events. But the Olympics have become so commercialized, so studded with chatter and so pettily patriotic that I have absolutely no interest in the affair."

ANSWER #3: "I don't know if they should be removed, but it seems to me that the snowboarding events are biased toward the Americans."

ANSWER #4: "I think all those sports suck. Whenever I watch the the Winter Olympics, I wonder how anyone could sit through any of it."

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